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Mound House Staffing & Accreditations – Knight New; Norris Earns CIGT

April 12, 2021

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com Thousands of people annually tour and attend programs at the historic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach....

FSW History Professor Receives National Grant For “Lynching in LaBelle” Project

March 22, 2021

FEBRUARY 4, 2021 – LABELLE, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) history professor Brandon Jett was recently awarded a $4,500...

“Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown Authors First-Ever Mound House Book

January 21, 2021

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com While the iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach traces its history back over 2,000 years to...

Shangri-La Springs Offers Organic Garden Tours

December 9, 2020

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is again offering organic...

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Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

November 24, 2020

New Book & Store Sale Celebrate Milestone By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com The iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, one of Southwest Florida’s most historic attractions and destinations, commemorated the 5th anniversary of its opening as a cultural and environmental learning center on November 14. It traces its roots back to...

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

October 30, 2020

The general election is rapidly approaching and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Lee County, voters are encouraged to prepare as they head to the polls. Deciding how to vote ahead of time will minimize last-minute stress on the election system. Lee County will vote on more than just...

Tampa Museum Of Art Celebrates Stories Of Women

July 15, 2020

Tampa, FL – The Tampa Museum of Art opens a brand new exhibition, HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the exhibition explores the story of women in the ancient world through the depictions of goddesses, heroines, mythological characters, and everyday women in the...

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Launches Virtual Tour

July 6, 2020

BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION, Fla.  (June 25, 2020) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum announced today the highly anticipated release of its first virtual tour.  Although the Museum is currently closed to the public, visitors from anywhere can now view the permanent and temporary exhibits that help share the Seminole...

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

June 2, 2020

Stetson Kennedy is known for being an author of several books and exposing the Ku Klux Klan. For more Florida history, check out Florida Time, a weekly column and newsletter that features Sunshine State everything. Sign up by texting FLORIDATIME to 33777. Stetson Kennedy appeared to be a proud member...

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

April 17, 2020

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member . If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. File photo of a Falcon 9 launch from...

Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida

Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida

April 17, 2020

Comprehensive rapid COVID-19 testing has been the holy grail in tracking the disease and is a pivotal component in plans to get the grounded economy up-and-running. Yet, in Florida, as elsewhere across the country, testing for the disease is episodic and restricted. Eligibility for a test requires permission from a...

Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer

Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer

April 17, 2020

By: WCTV Eyewitness News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The environmentally focused Florida state Representative Kristin Jacobs has died after a bout with colon cancer. The Democrat from Broward county was 60 years old. She began her political career in 1998 as a county commissioner in Broward. Her time there lasted...

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 23 new cases in Lee County, state cases top 15,000

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 23 new cases in Lee County, state cases top 15,000

April 17, 2020

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 15,456 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 15,003 Florida residents and 453 non-Florida residents. There are 309 deaths reported and 1,955 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health . There have been 144,570 tests administered in...

Coronavirus Florida: Palm Beach pharmacies busy answering questions, making home deliveries

Coronavirus Florida: Palm Beach pharmacies busy answering questions, making home deliveries

April 17, 2020

Darrell Hofheinz @PBDN_hofheinz Apr 11, 2020 at 3:29 PM On Palm Beach during the coronavirus crisis, pharmacies have been busy answering customers’ questions, trying to replenish supplies and stepping up home deliveries. Allen Rutman, general manager of venerable Green’s Pharmacy in Palm Beach, has one word to describe the action...

Northeastern seasonal residents in Florida face a more complicated path going home during coronavirus

Northeastern seasonal residents in Florida face a more complicated path going home during coronavirus

April 17, 2020

Social distancing matters. Here is how to do it and how it can help curb the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAY With Easter in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for seasonal Florida residents from the Northeast to head home. But unlike their Midwestern brethren, COVID-19 may complicate the journey as they...

Florida lags behind 20 other states in coronavirus testing. Experts say more tests can slow spread

Florida lags behind 20 other states in coronavirus testing. Experts say more tests can slow spread

April 17, 2020

Tests for the coronavirus are being offered at some private clinics, but tests are still scarce. Requesting a test doesn’t mean a patient will get one. Wochit More: Labs are testing 100,000 people each day for the coronavirus. That’s still not enough. More: Top AZ health official tells primary care...

Coronavirus pandemic shutters hotels across Southwest Florida despite essential status

Coronavirus pandemic shutters hotels across Southwest Florida despite essential status

April 17, 2020

Many hotels across Southwest Florida have closed their doors to visitors. Blame the coronavirus. While hotels and resorts are considered essential businesses under the state’s safer-at-home order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week, dozens have closed in the Naples area alone, with more expected to shutter over the coming...

Florida couple of 45 years discharged from hospital together after beating coronavirus

Florida couple of 45 years discharged from hospital together after beating coronavirus

April 17, 2020

The staff Baptist Health South Florida cheered on this couple of 45 years after both of them tested positive for coronavirus –and beat it! Food banks running out of food Universal Orlando part time ticket scanner says furlough will be tough Distilleries making hand sanitizer Original Post www.fox35orlando.com

‘This is a catastrophe’: Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

‘This is a catastrophe’: Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

April 17, 2020

Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can’t sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus. (Pixabay) PALMETTO, Fla. — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then...

Coronavirus Florida: PBIA, county airports to receive $37M in federal aid

Coronavirus Florida: PBIA, county airports to receive $37M in federal aid

April 17, 2020

Alexandra Clough @acloughpbp Apr 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM The money being sent to Palm Beach International Airport and other aviation fields and facilities is intended for replace lost revenue from declining passenger traffic due to the pandemic. TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a...

Trump resort in Florida lays off 560 workers due to virus

Trump resort in Florida lays off 560 workers due to virus

April 17, 2020

FILE – This June 2, 2017, file image made from video shows the Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File) DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The Trump golf resort in South Florida where President Donald Trump initially wanted to host this year’s Group of Seven summit has temporarily...

Snowbirds can leave under Florida's safer-at-home order, but can they get home?

Snowbirds can leave under Florida’s safer-at-home order, but can they get home?

April 17, 2020

Got a minute? Here’s how you can help slow the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in under 60 seconds. USA TODAY NAPLES, Fla. — The turning of calendar pages to April is usually the sign for snowbirds to leave Florida in droves for the north. Unfortunately, the arrival of COVID-19 was...

Florida added to SNAP online pilot program

Florida added to SNAP online pilot program

April 17, 2020

Florida and Idaho are being added to a SNAP pilot program. (MGN) WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRESS RELEASE) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Saturday announced approval for Florida and Idaho’s request to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP Households in the States of Florida and Idaho. This approval will...

Beckert, 4-time All-Star second baseman for Cubs, dies in Florida

Beckert, 4-time All-Star second baseman for Cubs, dies in Florida

April 17, 2020

Error 0: Cubs infielder Glenn Beckert in 1968. Glenn Beckert, a second baseman for the Cubs from 1965 to 1973 and a four-time All-Star, passed away in Florida Sunday morning at the age of 79. Often overshadowed by Hall of Fame teammates Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins and Ron...

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Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

New Book & Store Sale Celebrate Milestone By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com The iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, one of Southwest Florida’s most historic attractions

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